Hey there! :)
If there is something you should know about me, it’s that art is a huuuuuge part of my life. I’ve loved it since I was little, and I remember entering every art contest that I came across, even if it was just an easter coloring contest at Jewel Osco. I worked on all sorts of mediums, even digital art.
But when middle school came around, I had more schoolwork and became involved with more activities, and I stopped doing art for a little while. I remember my mom would always say, “I thought you liked art, why don’t you do it anymore?”
I didn’t know when I could work on my art, but when I heard about a middle school art contest, I knew I had to enter. This was my first time doing art in a while, and I procrastinated a lot. The deadline drew nearer, and I still wasn’t any closer to having a good piece done for the contest. Then came the night before it was due, and I had a lot to do. I stayed up late to get it done, but in the end, it still wasn’t the best painting that I’d done. My watercolor was rough and I made a lot of little mistakes along the way that I just couldn’t fix. I decided to just forget about it and hope for the best.
Now it was my eighth grade year, and the same art contest came again. I knew that I had to enter, and this time I was determined to work harder and spend more time on the painting. Almost everyday for a month, I was able to balance my schoolwork, sports, piano, and still be able to fit in some time to paint everyday. I worked really really hard, and after hours and hours of hard work, I finally had a painting done. I learned so much from this piece, and it was such a huge improvement from the painting I had done last year. I even got second place!
This piece really motivated me to continue with my art. It’s calming and I love it so much. It’s relaxing to just sit in my room and paint for a little while, and now I try to do it as much as I can!